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New York City Executed Over 4,000 Evictions in 2022

Housing advocates are calling on lawmakers to pass "Good Cause" eviction protections to keep tenants across the State safely in their homes.
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LAS Calls for Sweeping Reforms to City’s Housing Voucher Program

The proposed changes include expanding eligibility to more low-income New Yorkers who are in danger of losing their homes or are currently experiencing homelessness.
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Utility Outages Continue to Plague NYCHA Residents

A rise in heat and hot water outages underscores the need for significant funding to address longstanding public housing capital needs.
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LAS Suit Protected 136K Households From Eviction

Legal Aid’s lawsuit protected over 160K households from eviction and helped tens of thousands of families qualify for critical funding to address rent arrears.
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LAS: Proposed Regulations Will Protect Rent-Stabilized Tenants

A new package of statewide reforms would close loopholes that have encouraged landlord fraud and misconduct. 
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LAS Sues to Stop Illegal Apartment Conversions, Prevent Tenant Displacement

Unscrupulous landlords are exploiting an easily correctable loophole to displace New Yorkers in rent-stabilized units.
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LAS Files Second Suit on Behalf of Displaced Harlem Residents

The tenants were supposed to become homeowners through the City's Tenant Interim Lease program, fourteen years later the City is trying to kick them out.
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Listen: What Heat Season Means For You

The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner recently joined The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss heat season in New York City and what tenants need to know about their rights.
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LAS Files Amicus Brief in Support of “Good Cause” Eviction Protections

The filing comes in support of Albany's eviction protection law which is being challenged in appellate court by a group of real estate companies and property owners.
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LAS: Permanent Housing Critical to Accommodating Migrant Influx

The Legal Aid Society is calling on the city to move New Yorkers out of the overburdened shelter system and into apartments they can afford.
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